Paul Dobbs Pipeline Pilgrimmage

Head Librarian Paul Dobbs set off for two days of a week-long Pipeline Pilgrimage along the length of a proposed natural gas pipeline through Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  A Quaker organized event, here is a paragraph from the invitation:

The invitation of this pilgrimage is to personal transformation in the face of the climate crisis. As we said in our invitation, we confess that we do not know what to do in the face of this crisis and we walk seeking clarity on how we are invited to be transformed.

Screen Shot 2015-04-21 at 2.50.45 PMPaul posted his thoughts to their blog:   Thus quieted, I heard what I believe, that there is no reason to doubt the consensus of the climate scientists, and that their assessment is careful and true: that we humans are steering this beautiful planet toward catastrophe. And I heard a curious secret whispered to me: the fact that many, indeed most, others also do believe what the scientists say, but they are managing, as I had managed, to live each day not hearing what they believe.

It seems the goal is now to sustain the quieting, so to be able to heed what one hears and then to act, with others, to correct the course.